Sights to visit within the Luberon Park.
You will find our Mas to be an ideal base from which to
discover and explore Provence.  We are located on the
northern slope of the valley formed by the Luberon and the
Vaucluse mountain ranges.  It's an amazing landscape - the
valley floor carpeted in vineyards and cherry orchards giving
way to rugged hills and mountains pierced by austere
limestone cliffs.  

It's a pleasant 15 minute walk to our village  -  
Saint Saturnin
d'Apt
and just nearby are the famed perched villages of the
Luberon (Roussillon, Gordes, Lacoste, Ménerbes, Bonnieux,
Saignon) which crown the hilltops up and down the valley.  

We highly recommend guests rent a car when visiting.  You
can take things slow and easy on the small country roads  -
with plenty of opportunities to explore a little village, stop for
some wine-tasting,
shop at an outdoor market, or hop out and
have a walk or a picnic.  Within at most an half hour drive of
our inn, you'll find some of Provence's most beautiful and
famous sights:

  • To the North:  the Albion Plateau and high lavender
    country, with the lovely village of Sault facing the Mount
    Ventoux.
  • To the South:  a stunning drive up and over the Luberon
    mountains leads to the picturesque villages of Lourmarin,
    Cucuron and Ansuis.
  • To the East:  the "Colorado" of Provence and just slightly
    off the beaten path - the Alpes de Haute Provence (Viens,
    Simiane-la-Rotonde, Banon)
  • To the West:  the Abbey of Sénanque, the Fontaine de
    Vaucluse and for antique lovers - Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Finally, numerous day trips await:

  • Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, St. Remy and Les Baux are all
    about an hour away
  • Marseille, Cassis and the Mediterranean are an hour and a
    half to the south.
  • Moustiers and the Gorge du Verdon are a similar distance
    to the east
  • Arles, Nîmes, the Camargue, Vaison-la-Romaine and the
    Pont du Gard all make for great day-trips to the west.

Cick on the two maps below.  One shows the Luberon Park in
detail and the other shows Provence on a larger scale.  In
both cases, color-coded dots will indicate the distances of
various sights from Le Mas Perréal.

And don't worry if you can't fit everything in, that just leaves
something for the next visit !

To contact us or make a reservation, click here.
Wild poppies near the Mas.
Click here for a detailed
map of the Luberon.
Sights to visit in Provence.
Click here for a larger
scale map of Provence.
Gorgeous Roussillon in the Luberon.
Clock tower in Aix-en-Provence.
Roussillon - a 10 minute drive from our home.
Planning your visit to the Luberon and Provence
Poppy fields blooming near the Mas Perreal.
The beautiful lavender fields near Sault.
The following pages offer more ideas for your vacation:
A bit about the village of Saint Saturnin-Lès-Apt.
A list of our favorite outdoor markets - one per day.
Ideas for walking and hiking in the Luberon.
Chateau in Saint Saturnin-Les-Apt.
Aix-en-Provence - 1 hour
The castle in Saint Saturnin.
Lavender fields on the Plateau d'Albion.
Village of Gordes.
Gordes - 15 minutes.